3 thoughts on “Hunger of the Soul in Eating Disorders: Insight from The Renfrew Center

  • November 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Great interview! As someone who struggled with binge eating and bulimia throughout my teenage years, I absolutely agree that, for me, there was a spiritual emptiness that I tried to fill with food.

    I’ve been in a Twelve Step program for the last 11 years, and I love the fact that it takes a “physical, emotional, and spiritual” approach to recovery. Finding meaning and fulfillment, for me, started with giving back/doing service for other people struggling with the disease of food addiction.

    • November 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      @ Heather, thanks so much for sharing your experiences, and congratulations for being in recovery. I also think that finding fulfillment is an important part of the recovery process. It’s great, too, that you’re reaching out to others!

  • November 4, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I second the recommendation of “Eating in the Light of the Moon”. A lack of spirituality can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It can mean God, religion or a hundred other things. Having a positive spirit is so important, whatever that may mean to you.


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